Creationist or Evolutionist, Part 2
Upon this I will ask you a question: How long after he spoke, before things were? How much time passed after he spoke, before the thing was? No time. When God by speaking the word, for this one he said, “Let there be light.” Now how much time passed between the words, “Let there be light,” and the time when the light came? I want to understand this matter aright so that you can find out whether you are an evolutionist or a creationist.
All right. Then the man who allows that any time at all passed between God’s speaking and the appearing of the thing, is an evolutionist. If he makes it countless ages upon countless ages, he is simply more of an evolutionist than the one who thinks it took a day; he is the same thing, but more of it.
Next, God said, “Let there be light.” And it was so. “Let there be a firmament.” And it was so. “Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind,” it was so. When he spoke, it was always so. That is creation.
You see, then, that it is perfectly logical and reasonable enough too, for the evolutionist to set aside the word of God and have no faith in it, for evolution itself is antagonistic to creation. So when Jesus was here, He said, “The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life.” The words that Jesus spoke are the words of God. They are imbued with the life of God. They are eternal life, they abide forever, and in them is the creative energy to produce the thing spoken. You remember that after the Sermon on the
Mount, Jesus came down, and there met him a centurion, saying, “My servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. Jesus said unto him, “I will come and heal him.” The centurion said, “I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof, but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” Jesus turned to those standing about and said, “I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel.”
There was the word of God, which said, “It shall be accomplished that which I please.” It was spoken thus of the creative power. And though they professed to recognize the creative energy of the word of God, yet in their own lives they left that all out. They were not made new creatures; no new life was formed within them; the thing was not accomplished by the power of God; it was all of themselves; and so far were they from believing in creation that they rejected the creator and crucified him out of the world. That is what
evolution always does, for do not forget that “evolution is directly antagonistic to creation.” Very well, I will come and heal your servant. O no my Lord, you do not need to come. “Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.” Jesus replied, “As thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant has healed.” When that word went forth, “so be it done unto thee,” how long before their man was healed? Twenty years? No. Didn’t he have to go through the ups and downs before he was certainly healed? Honest, now? No, No!
When the word was spoken, the word did the thing that was spoken, and it did it at once. Another day Jesus was walking along and a leper some distance from him saw and recognized him. He said to Jesus, “If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.” Jesus stopped and said, “I will; be though clean. And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.” Mark 1:41-42. We are
not allowed to put a moment of time between speaking of the word and the accomplished fact: “Immediately” the leper was cleansed. Jesus said to a certain person, “Thy sins are forgiven.” How long before it was so? There was no length of time whatever between the word “forgiven” and the thing. The same word, “Thy sins are forgiven,” is spoken to you today. Why do you let any time pass between this word, which is spoken to you and the accomplishment of the thing? Are you going to stop being an
evolutionist and become creationists?
From what I have read, you see that whoever lets any time pass between the word spoke and the thing done, is an evolutionist. The word of God to you is, Man, “thy sins are forgiven thee.” Woman “thy sins are forgiven thee.” “Thy sins are forgiven thee”-present tense, with an emphasis. “Thy sins are forgiven.” I thank God this is so, because the creative energy is in that word “forgiven” to take away all sin and create the man a new creature. I believe in creation. Do you really believe in the creative energy that is in the word “forgiven” spoken to you?
Many people have been longing and longing for a clean heart. But there stands the word, “Create in me a clean heart.” A clean heart comes from creation and by no other means; and that creation is wrought by the word of God. For he says, “A new heart also will I give you and a new spirit will I put within you.” It speaks to you a new heart. When you allow any time to pass between the word spoken and the fulfilment of that thing in your experience, then you are an evolutionist.
The word says, “Be clean.” He said back yonder, “Let there be light, and there was light.” He said to the leper, “Be thou clean,” and “immediately” he was clean. He says now to you, “Be clean,” and you are instantly.
Then for your soul’s sake put yourself upon that creative word. Recognize the creative energy in the word of God which comes to you in the Bible, for this word of God in the Bible is the same here to you today that it was when it spoke into space the worlds on high and brought light out of darkness and cleansing to the leper. That word spoken to you today, if received, creates you new in Christ Jesus. That word, spoken today to you afflicted with the leprosy of sin, if received, immediately cleanses you. Just let it. How shall I be clean? By the creative energy of that word, “Be ye clean.” Therefore it is written, “Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.” John 15:3. When you read the word, receive the word, and think upon the word, what is it to you all the time? The creative energy is in you producing the things which the word speaks, and you are living in the very presence of the power of creation. Creation is going on in your life. God is creating in you righteousness, holiness, truth, faithfulness-every good and gracious thing.
In the second chapter of Ephesians, eighth to tenth verses, we read, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Do you want to walk in good works? It can be done only by being created in Jesus Christ unto good works. Stop trying. Look to the Creator and receive his creative word. “Let the word of God
dwell in you richly,” then those good works will appear; you will be a Christian. Then, because you
live with the Creator and are in the presence of the creative energy, you will have that pleasant,
quiet peace and genuine strength and building up that which belongs to a Christian. When he tells you that “we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them,” then recognize the Creator, recognize only the good works that are created in you, paying no attention whatever to any work that is not created there, because there is nothing good but
what is created by the Lord. Now you were created new in Christ Jesus. He says so. Thank him that it is so. What! Will you be an evolutionist on that verse? That is the present tense, “We are his workmanship.” We are, created in Christ Jesus unto good works. Are you? The word is spoken. It is the creative word.
How much time are you going to allow between that word of God and your being created new? Of the creation in the beginning, you said that any man who allows even a minute to pass between the word and the thing is an evolutionist. What are you now as to this word of God, which creates men in Christ Jesus unto good works? Are you an evolutionist here? Come, let us all be creationists.
There are only two ways. There is no halfway ground. Every man and woman in the world is either a creationist or an evolutionist. Evolution is infidelity; it is death. Creation; is fidelity, Christianity; this is real life. Choose Creation, Christianity, and Life, that you may live. Let us be creationists only and creationists forever. And let all the people say; Amen. AT Jones